Apachectl status command show lynx: not found error

Apachectl status

To check the server performance and Apache uptime many time we use the following command to check the current status for the Apache.

/etc/init.d/httpd status


We can also use the following command to check Apache status

/usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl status


In above commands, the output shows that LYNX command is not found and to resolve the following error make sure that correct lynx path is defined in /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl file as well as make sure that lynx command is installed or not by using the following command.

rpm -qa  | grep lynx

If the above command gives error message, it means the lynx command is installed , in that case install lynx command and run the command once again.

Check the serer OS and bit and then select the respective OS rpm from the following URL and install the lynx command.


If you are having any issue to install the lynx then refer to following URL for LYNX installation GUIDELINE


Once you downloaded the zip file for the lynx run the following commands.

For example download the zip file

cd /usr/local/src/

wget http://lynx.isc.org/current/lynx-2.8.7.dev11.tar.gz

tar -xvf lynx-2.8.7.dev11.tar.gz

cd lynx-2.8.7.dev11



make install

Now check

which lynx


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